Dream of the Month (October 2007)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Earthquakes can symbolize events or situations that rock our sense of continuity.
This dream depicts a force rocking the foundation of the dreamerís home life, and also suggests she should expect the unexpected. The earthquake was bad enough the first time, but earthquakes repeat. Whatever force is coming at her in waking life is something that is not simply a one-time event: it may recur. When dreams show us trying to rescue or locate our pets, this suggests real life stressors are driving our vulnerabilities underground; we may feel threatened, attacked, or need to avoid showing any quality that could be construed as weakness. This is a time to do a realistic risk assessment about the conditions that are causing this sense of danger, and to think about the long haul. By using long-range goals as the compass, youíll know how to navigate through current challenges and avoid being drawn into drama that has nothing to do with the future youíre building.